Gluten-free No Bake Lingonberry Cheesecake Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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The sassy flavor and great texture of lingonberry jam works perfectly in cheesecake. No-bake means no cracks in the cheesecake, and no heating up the house. This No Bake Lingonberry Cheesecake is so tasty that anyone will want to eat it, whether they’re gluten-free or not! And, it’s so simple to make anyone can do it!

I participated in Mom Blog Tour Winter Fancy Food Show (#MomBlogTourFF) on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers. I received Felix products to facilitate my review, but the recipe and is my own.

Gluten-free No Bake Lingonberry Cheesecake Recipe - Felix Jams #MomBlogTourFF

Jams and jellies were an item commonly found in our house when I was growing up. As a child I marveled at the versatility of a product that could be used on a cold sandwich like peanut butter and jelly, on a bagel with cream cheese, and on something warm like a waffle. Oddly enough, even though I knew it was a versatile product, I never thought about using it as an ingredient. Not back in those days anyway.

Gluten-free No Bake Lingonberry Cheesecake Recipe - Felix Jams #MomBlogTourFF

These days I love to find different ways to use products. I’m still no stranger to jams and jellies. While attending the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco a few weeks ago, I was introduced to the folks at Felix Jams. I also got my first opportunity ever to try lingonberries. I’d heard of them a couple of times but had never tried them.

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Lingonberries are tiny berries that grow in the wild in Sweden. The berries are hand picked and turned into one of the freshest tasting jams you will encounter. The delicious jams are gluten-free, have no preservatives, and are made with the berries, sugar and water.

Gluten-free No Bake Lingonberry Cheesecake Recipe - Felix Jams #MomBlogTourFF

The unique taste pairs equally well with both sweet and savory items.

Felix Lingonberry Jams come in 4 varieties:

  • Lingonberries
  • Lingonberries with Blueberries
  • Lingonberries with Spiced Apple & Cinnamon
  • Lingonberries with Ginger

I decided that the sassy flavor and great texture of Felix Lingonberry Jam would be perfect in one of my favorite foods – cheesecake. Because the jam is gluten-free, I wanted to make a gluten-free recipe that didn’t taste gluten-free. And because Felix Lingonberry Jam is ready to use, I also wanted to go with a no-bake recipe, so that anyone making it could just enjoy the deliciousness sooner. Plus, a no-bake recipe means noone needs to worry about baking for hours and getting cracks in the cheesecake, as some people do. The resulting Gluten-free No Bake Lingonberry Cheesecake was so good that we devoured it on the first day. There wasn’t a single crumb left to be had. (Lesson learned here? I know to make two of them in the future.) This recipe is so tasty that anyone will want to eat it, whether they’re gluten-free or not! And, it’s so simple to make that anyone can do it!

Here’s how I make Gluten-free No Bake Lingonberry Cheesecake.

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Gluten-free No Bake Lingonberry Cheesecake

Equipment needed

  • 8×8 baking pan
  • mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoon
  • silicone cooking spoon
  • meat tenderizer or rolling pin

Ingredients

Ingredients for the graham cracker crust

  • 1 box Pamela’s Honey Grahams
  • 6 tbsp butter, melted
  • 4 tbsp sugar

Ingredients for the filling

  • 12 oz COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3/8 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Felix Lingonberry Jam

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Instructions

Instructions for the graham cracker crust

Place the graham crackers into a large ziploc bag.  Crush them with the flat end of a tenderizer or a rolling pin. (You could use a food processor if you prefer.)

Place the butter into a mixing bowl and melt it into liquid form in the microwave.

Add the crushed graham crackers and the sugar to the butter in the bowl and mix well.

Coat an 8×8 casserole dish lightly with nonstick cooking spray.

Place the graham cracker mixture evenly across the bottom of the casserole dish. Press down with a spoon to ensure that it is packed. I find this helps it stay together when slicing later.

Bake the crust for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 f.

Let the crust cool off before filling. I actually like to let it cool for a few minutes and then refrigerate it for about 10 minutes.

Gluten-free No Bake Lingonberry Cheesecake Recipe - Felix Jams #MomBlogTourFF

Instructions for the filling

Place cream cheese into a large mixing bowl and soften. (I microwaved for 2 minutes on half power.)

Add the COOL WHIP to the bowl and stir.

Add the sugar to the bowl and stir well.

Add the lingonberries and stir.

Pour cream cheese mixture on top of crust, smoothing with a spoon or knife.

Refrigerate until firm. It’ll be ready at 2 hours but will be better at 4.

Serve immediately.

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Which of the Felix Lingonberry Jams would you like to try first?

Gluten-free No Bake Lingonberry Cheesecake Recipe #MomBlogTourFF

Gluten-free No Bake Lingonberry Cheesecake

Gluten-free No Bake Lingonberry Cheesecake Recipe - Felix Jams #MomBlogTourFF

Instructions

Instructions for the graham cracker crust - Place the graham crackers into a large ziploc bag. Crush them with the flat end of a tenderizer or a rolling pin. (You could use a food processor if you prefer.) Place the butter into a mixing bowl and melt it into liquid form in the microwave. Add the crushed graham crackers and the sugar to the butter in the bowl and mix well. Coat an 8x8 casserole dish lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Place the graham cracker mixture evenly across the bottom of the casserole dish. Press down with a spoon to ensure that it is packed. I find this helps it stay together when slicing later. Bake the crust for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 f. Let the crust cool off before filling. I actually like to let it cool for a few minutes and then refrigerate it for about 10 minutes.

    Instructions for the filling - Place cream cheese into a large mixing bowl and soften. (I microwaved for 2 minutes on half power.) Add the COOL WHIP to the bowl and stir. Add the sugar to the bowl and stir well. Add the lingonberries and stir. Pour cream cheese mixture on top of crust, smoothing with a spoon or knife. Refrigerate until firm. It'll be ready at 2 hours but will be better at 4. Serve immediately.

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      32 comments

      Christopher Sorel February 20, 2017 - 8:03 am

      Lingonberries with Blueberries sounds good and just the plain so I could see what flavor they have on their own

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      Tracy Iseminger February 20, 2017 - 11:27 am

      This looks like a pretty easy recipe! Maybe I’ll have the kids make this one for my birthday. I’m actually excited to try the “ginger” variety. That sounds amazing!!

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      Reesa Lewandowski February 20, 2017 - 1:17 pm

      OH so simple!!!!! I want to try this!!

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      Stephanie@ApplesforCJ February 20, 2017 - 3:45 pm

      I used to be a big fan of making cheesecakes but haven’t made one in a while. Love that this is made with a gluten free crust. I’ve never heard of lingonberries, but will have to look for them.

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      Carol w February 20, 2017 - 4:16 pm

      I would try with blueberries first. This looks so good. Thank you

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      Tanya February 20, 2017 - 4:27 pm

      I have never heard of Ligonberry. I want some!!! I love how you pur this jam on cheesecake. Yum!

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      Sheila Ressel February 20, 2017 - 5:27 pm

      I would like to try the Lingonberry with blueberries first.

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      Pam February 20, 2017 - 5:46 pm

      I don’t think I have ever tried lingonberries. My daughter, who has Celiac, would probably love this gluten free cheesecake. I like finding no bake recipes.

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      Christine McMichael February 20, 2017 - 8:00 pm

      I’ve never had Lingonberries before. They sound and look amazing! Any tips on what other berries might go with this cheesecake?

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      valmg February 23, 2017 - 7:49 am

      They are a sassy little fruit! I’d think most berry based jams would work. Fruit alone would also work but wouldn’t “swirl” and really get into the cream cheese like a jam does though.

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      Andrea v February 20, 2017 - 8:13 pm

      Spiced apple and cinnamon would be the first one I would like to try

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      Mark, CompassandFork February 20, 2017 - 10:33 pm

      The lingonberries sound like they would be delicious as well as healthy. So nice to try new things. I love cheesecake and this sounds so simple to make.

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      Marisa Franca @ All Our Way February 21, 2017 - 7:58 am

      What a delicious appearing dessert. I shouldn’t be reading this at breakfast — yuk granola. Would rather have a slice of your dessert. I’ve never tasted lingonberries. Perhaps that should change!!

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      Veena Azmanov February 21, 2017 - 8:00 am

      I love that combination Lingonberry with blueberries..Sounds so yum. Looks delish!!

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      Priya Srinivasan February 21, 2017 - 8:37 am

      Sinful looking dessert. totally delish!!!

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      Byron Thomas February 21, 2017 - 9:13 am

      This is my favourite way to make cheesecake. I learned it from my mom. She never did bake a cheesecake in a water bath, like the New York style. And, those berries are so delicious – I love that jam!

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      Anvita February 21, 2017 - 10:00 am

      Love Lingonberries. This recipe is a keeper. Participated in the give away so keeping fingers crossed.

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      Andrea Singleton February 21, 2017 - 1:41 pm

      Lingonberry! Yum!

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      Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery February 21, 2017 - 2:09 pm

      I love lingonberry jam, but I’ve always used it in savory dishes. I love the idea of using it in dessert!

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      Just Jo February 21, 2017 - 3:46 pm

      This is fantastic – I can’t believe I actually have this very same Lingonberry Jam in the fridge right now! Normally being in the UK, I miss out on lots of American purchases but this one I can do. Now to find a substitute for cool whip…

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      Hanady | Recipe Nomad February 21, 2017 - 7:05 pm

      Oh yummy! I’m always looking for a good no bake cheesecake recipe! Saving this!

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      Jennifer A Stewart February 21, 2017 - 9:37 pm

      I’m like you in that we had lots of jams and jellies around all the time but never thought of using them outside of on top of toast or a bagel or in between peanut butter and bread. I want so much to try the lingonberry jams!

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      Sandhya Ramakrishnan February 23, 2017 - 8:24 pm

      I have never tasted lingonberry and I am really tempted to see how they taste. The recipe is so simple and I love that you have kept it very easy all along. I am very scared to bake cheesecake and this recipe is totally doable.

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      Cheryl February 26, 2017 - 11:28 pm

      I’d like to try Lingonberries with Blueberries first.

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      monique s February 27, 2017 - 12:53 pm

      I would like to try the blueberry

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      renee February 28, 2017 - 12:02 am

      Lingonberries with Blueberries–sounds soooo good!

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      jberry February 28, 2017 - 3:19 pm

      I’d most prefer to try Lingonberries with Ginger.

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      Nicole Flynn March 2, 2017 - 6:26 pm

      The Lingonberries with Blueberries is the one I most want to try.

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      Angela Saver March 3, 2017 - 3:48 pm

      I want to try the Lingonberries with Blueberries most of all!

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      Hollie Jahnke March 4, 2017 - 8:24 pm

      I would love to try the Lingonberries with Blueberries first.

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      aaron reck March 4, 2017 - 8:41 pm

      I would really prefer to try that blueberry one first but they all sound really good. Lingonberries sounds right up my alley.

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      Audrey Stewart March 4, 2017 - 8:45 pm

      I would like to try the spiced apples and cinnamon.

      Reply

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